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Russell Bonen wasn’t sure what he was getting into when he boarded a bus in mid-January for the annual March for Life in Washington D.C. The Glasgow farmer and St. Mary parishioner had never … more
The exhaustive work of researching Missouri native Venerable Father Augustus Tolton’s life and ministry is now completed. “The next step toward declaring him a saint is in God’s … more
**Diocesan mission collection to be taken up July 20-21** Catholic missions are all about the encounter. God continues to reveal Himself through a deliberate, ongoing, mutually enriching … more
Hearts filled with hope and ecstasy, the 158 members of Helias Catholic High School’s Class of 2019 have been sent forth to continue growing in faith and wisdom. “Go! change the world … more
Father Jason T. Doke understands a moderator to be someone who brings unity and clear direction to people who work together for a common purpose. In his case, those people are members of the … more
What is an offering for a Mass intention? For some, their first encounter with a Mass offering is at a funeral service. There’s those piles of envelopes, obviously meant for money, with … more
A woman who was conceived in an act of violence against her mother has a message for people who think there should be exceptions in laws regulating abortion. “I did not deserve the death … more
SSM Health-St. Mary’s Hospitals in Jefferson City and Audrain County recently donated $25,000 to the Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri’s Disaster Relief Fund, citing a … more
“You learn a lot from visiting the sick,” Sister Mary Juliana Droste said of the 32 years she served in Marceline. She recalled arriving just in time to visit a patient in the hospital … more
The prayer card Rev. Mr. Brad T. Berhorst chose for his priestly ordination contains a startling image with words to match. The painting is of Jesus reaching down from the cross to embrace St. … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight released the following statement on June 13, at the close of the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ 2019 spring general assembly in Baltimore: I am returning to our Diocese … more
To gaze on the face of God is to become like Him. It is to see as He sees, know as He knows, love as He loves, and do what He does. It is to be remade in the fullness of His likeness. Kate … more
Father Charles Donald Pardee was aware that his earthly home was only temporary. “We are created from God’s hands,” he once wrote, “and we hope to return there forever, … more
“There was a strong and violent wind rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the Lord — but the Lord was not in the wind...” (1 Kings 19:11). Wherever God stands in … more
“We know our futures are in God’s hands. He has assured us that He has our futures figured out, and they are better than any of us could ever imagine.” Kate Bedsworth of Fr. … more
Sunday, June 23, is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also known as “Corpus Christi.” Several parishes throughout the Jefferson City diocese have planned outdoor … more
Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Father Augustus Tolton, a former Missouri slave who was the first African American diocesan priest in the United States and founder of the first black … more
To celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Father Dylan Schrader will offer Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 28, in St. Joseph Church in Westphalia. The Mass … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight; Precious Blood Father Garry Richmeier, provincial leader of the Missionary Society of the Precious Blood’s Kansas City Province; and priests and sisters who have … more
CLICK HERE TO SEE TWO GALLERIES OF PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT. CLICK HERE TO READ A RELATED ARTICLE. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight preached the following homily on June 2 during Evening Prayer and … more
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